Let’s face it. With each new birthday, with every new decade, you can become more afraid of the future. No matter what your age, you can worry and dread aging. How do you keep on growing a sense of purpose and positivity in the face of these inevitable changes? You can tuck, and plank, and devour kale just to stay afloat. But that doesn’t take away any fear you might have – maybe a few pounds or wrinkles. But not fear.

And I have a beef with the way people describe aging. I’ll tell you what it is and then offer a specific technique to help with the aging process (no matter what your age), called “reframing.” It’s worked for me and maybe it’ll work for you as well.

The listener email today is from someone who identified strongly with Perfectly Hidden Depression, and asks, “How do I get started working on my PHD?”

Important links:

A thought-provoking article by Ezekiel Emanuel : “Why I Hope To Die At 75”.

Lewis Latham’s article: “Old Masters At The Top Of Their Game,”

You can hear more about depression and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to this website and receive her weekly posts as well as her podcasts, plus Dr. Margaret’s eBook, “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy.”